I listened to various explanations on the CBC radio this morning (Jan. 22, 2018), however, I heard nothing that excuses the disgraceful conduct and display of racism. I heard nothing about any Legion members being barred for their comments, “go back to your own country” etc.
I have to wonder about these patrons at the bar (I’d use another name rather than patrons) were any actual veterans? Probably not, most veterans would be aware of this religious headwear. The legions keep talking about creating an open and friendly atmosphere where people feel welcome, well guys it’s not working.
I recall a few years ago a man came to church wearing a toque; no one questioned him because he was undergoing radiation treatment and had lost much of his hair. This begs the question, how he might have faired entering a legion?
F. Ben Rodgers,